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New starter HELP -Cannot jog etc
« on: August 02, 2011, 04:47:13 PM »
i purchased a small cnc with mach 3 several months ago and got it all working OK.
Now after a long break I have connected to a new computer, but cannot get the Mach 3 to respond, either with the CNC connected or without. I cannot even perform a simple jog.
Obviously Ive overlooked some very simple setting or switch, but I am tearing out my hair just to get started
HELP PLEASE

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Re: New starter HELP -Cannot jog etc
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 04:57:53 PM »
If the RESET button is flashing click it.

RICH
Re: New starter HELP -Cannot jog etc
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 07:14:39 PM »
Its not that.
Also I notice on the diagnostics screen,  port 1 Pins current state, none of the boxes are highlighted green
Re: New starter HELP -Cannot jog etc
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 07:16:04 PM »
Rich,
sorry I forgot to say, thanks for the tip.

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Re: New starter HELP -Cannot jog etc
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 09:51:22 PM »
Did you run the driver test as that installs the driver?  Do you have the port enabled in Mach along with an address?
I am assuming that you are using your former xlm file, so if it worked before...should work again if the above was done.
RICH 
Re: New starter HELP -Cannot jog etc
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 03:57:21 PM »
Did you run the driver test as that installs the driver?  Do you have the port enabled in Mach along with an address?
I am assuming that you are using your former xlm file, so if it worked before...should work again if the above was done.

Hi Rich,

Lost me with this lot. Its a while since I downloaded it, so I think it may be best to uninstall and start again from scratch.
Re: New starter HELP -Cannot jog etc
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 04:14:59 PM »
Hi Rich,

Decided to run the driver again just before I uninstalled.

IT WORKED !!! I'm up and running

Thanks for the help, Its saved me from tearing out the last of my hair.

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Re: New starter HELP -Cannot jog etc
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 06:13:34 PM »
We'll give ya some time and you'll be bald like the rest of us ........ :D
Glad it's working,
RICH